What is Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is a medical term for a CNS disorder called excessive sleepiness and irregular sleep-wake pattern. The disorder is most strongly characterised by periods of excessive and extreme sleepiness during the day.
What are the Causes of Narcolepsy?
This condition is known to be caused by a lack of the brain chemical hypocretin (also known as orexin), which regulates sleep.
What is the Treatment for Narcolepsy?
Below are some of the treatments available, however at Pill Doctor you can currently only buy modafinil. If you would like any other treatments, it is important to visit your regular doctor because some of the treatments are not licensed for use, however it can be prescribed by your doctor “off-label”.
Modafinil for excessive daytime sleepiness
Dexamphetamine sulphate for excessive daytime sleepiness
Methylphenidate for excessive sleepiness
Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem®) for cataplexy, hallucinations, disturbed sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness
Clomipramine for cataplexy
Antidepressants (including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]) for cataplexy